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“I fell in love with the script, that’s how I got the role” : Amit Sahd 


Amit Sadh

Playing Guddu in the upcoming Subhash Kapoor directorial film, Guddu Rangeela, Amit Sadh is all geared up for the release.

Spilling the beans about the film and his character he said, “The character Guddu is like a young brat. And from childhood, Rangeela, his elder brother, has treated him with love. He has a nice soul, he’s funny and he’s always up to some shenanigans.”

Releasing on this Friday, Guddu Rangeela features Amit as Guddu and Arshad Warsi as Rangeela. The film is about two cousin brothers who are criminals and run an orchestra party. They take on a villain, who is way stronger than themselves which lands them in a soup.

If you are wondering how he landed up playing the role of Guddu, Amit reveals, “When I met him Subhash (Director) for the casting of the film, he said, ‘You’re half Guddu already, so we only have half the work to do’. I read the script, I fell in love with it and that’s how I got the role. I couldn’t read the script in one flow because it’s super funny. There was drama, great lines and such an amazing story and so many thrills. So I had a great time reading it.”

The 32-year-old actor credits Subhash Kapoor for helping him understand the character. “The film is set in Haryana. The people there are often misunderstood. They look like arrogant people but they’re actually very beautiful, kind hearted and very sensitive people. I tried bringing that out through Guddu and I hope people like it.

“As actors, we have so much excitement that we just want to do the role and we do research. For me, this information came from Subhash sir. He had all the questions and he had all the answers for me. I understood this world through him,” Amit quipped.

Guddu Rangeela also features Aditi Rao Hydari and Ronit Roy in pivotal roles.

Telling us more about the film, Guddu aka Amit Sadh says “The film carries a message, in fact all Subhash Kapoor films have a message. He doesn’t make films without message, but they are always coated. Jolly LLB was a satire, and went on to win a national award but this is not a satire. This has a lot of drama. It’s kind of inspired by true incidents that do happen in this part of the world,” he said.

The actor, who recently wrapped up the shooting of Tigmanshu Dhulia’s film, Yaara, which is a period drama that travels to the time period of 1975 to the current day “It was a challenging role to play. The character starts from 25 and goes through till he turns 50-year-old. I had to gain and lose weight to don the transition in my role. My director Tigmanshu Dhulia helped me a lot to understand the role. He is a great director and is known for making people act,” says Amit. “I have finished my leg of shooting schedule. It’s a gangster film in the backdrop of friendship. It is also a period drama, which starts from 1975 and transcends into today’s time,” he said.

The film stars Vidyut Jamwal and Shruti Haasan in pivotal roles besides the Kai Po Che actor. Apart from Yaara, Amit will be next seen in Shoojit Sircar’s opposite Taapsee Pannu.